Using the skills of two local painters, Ketut Suta and Lucky, Adi presents
60 copies of famous paintings of the 20th Century. The show is a whirlwind
trip through the History of 20th Century Art, and it presents copies
of works of artists as diverse as Marc Chagall, Giorgio de Chirico,
Wassily Kandinsky, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and Willem de Kooning.
Adi cites an exhibition by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 2004,
when over two hundred paintings from the 19th and 20th Century came
from New York to Berlin, as having a great impact on his artistic life,
and acting as the catalyst for his ‘Masterpieces’ exhibition.
“It was like meeting old friends”, Adi says of the MOMA
exhibition, “exchanging all the latest information and deepening
friendships. The show was a never ending festival of visual sensations,
clever thoughts and strongfeelings”.
Adi also says: “Long before the MOMA show in Berlin I collected
big-sized prints and reproductions of original paintings. I bought masses
of Art books and subscribed to Art Periodicals. The wish to collect
Art, to be surrounded by Art, reached much further back than the MOMA
exhibition, but, this show did give me an idea how it could be possible
to set up my own collection. After coming toUbud, and meeting local
artists who were doing good copies, Adi’s project of setting up
a collection of Masterpieces of the 20th Century was initiated and finally
brought to an enjoyable end.”.
Dr. Robert Randall, ArtWords
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to see Masterpieces of the 20th century paintings